NO BONES ABOUT IT PET CARE
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We believe dogs understand how to "dog." They live in the moment and have a language all their own. They communicate with the slightest movement of their bodies or a certain glance with their eyes to relay a message to other dogs or humans. It is our job to guide and teach them how to live in our complicated human world. Let us help you understand your dogs needs and language. We will educate you on how to coexist with them in your home without the confusion and pressure we impose on them and on ourselves.
My name is Abby and I am the owner and head trainer at No Bones About It Pet Care. I have over six years of experience as a dog behaviorist and canine-training, including relationship-building, socialization through pack walks, and off-leash play. Equipped with strong intuition, clear communication, and professional knowledge, I have experience dealing with a spectrum of dog temperaments, energy-levels, breeds, and ages. My specialties include training puppies and what we in the industry call “leash-reactive” and/or fearful dogs.
Every dog is unique thus my technique and training style correspondingly differs depending on my assessment of a dog. My training techniques are varied; some are treat-based if I’m teaching a command but I mostly employ body language and spatial pressure as tools to communicate, using a calm yet assertive demeanor.
I consider myself a “forever student” in the field of dog behavior and psychology, attending workshops and trainings throughout the year held by preeminent leaders in this sector. My passion is fueled by my desire to help build relationships between my clients and their dogs so that their “language” and needs, both physical and psychological, are communicated to their owners so that they can lead happy and healthy lives.
My dedication to helping my clients is unparalleled and I go above and beyond the call of duty. I facilitate and nurture strong bonds with every dog I work with by spending time building our relationship first so that I have a better understanding of the dog’s challenges. As in any relationship, trust is key and takes time to build and gain. While it does not happen overnight, it is possible through patience, consistency, and diligently working at the dog’s pace.
While it goes without saying, I am a life-long dog lover and rescuer, including my own three dogs. After a series of life-changing events while pursuing a music career in New York City, I adopted my first dog, Brooklyn, who subsequently changed my life and the lives of other dogs as my premier “helper” dog. When Brooklyn hit six months, he and I packed our things in 2013 and drove cross-country to Los Angeles, my hometown, and that was the beginnings of No Bones About It Pet Care.
"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen" -Orhan Pamuk
Our two-hour session is required as an initial first time session. It is very detailed and lengthy as we assess the relationship between you and your dog. We will address the challenges your dog is presenting to you and vice versa. We will help you understand how to read your dog's body language, their communication, and the motivation behind their actions. This will allow us to incorporate structure and set boundaries in your home, all while having fun training and building your relationship
One-hour training sessions are utilized as a follow up session after our required first 2 hour session to help you with basic obedience such as leash manners, sit and down commands, crate training, recall and place.
A 14-day board-and-train program is a perfect way to start off on the right foot when you bring a new puppy into your home or adopt a new dog who just needs to master some basic obedience. This program will teach your dog sit, down, place, crate, leash manners, proper socialization, thresholds and impulse control, among other commands. Boarding and training your dog in a home environment allows them to utilize "real life" experiences to their training advantage.
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming a dog" -Edward Hoagland
A short but productive and stimulating walk for dogs who don't require a long duration walk. During pack walks, all dogs will maintain polite leash manners, exhibit proper social skills, continue basic obedience training commands such as sit, down, watch and here. Pack walks are a very relaxing exercise, providing safe and trusted socialization. We require a two-walk minimum per week. A fee of $10 will be added to each additional dog in the home.
An excellent option for dogs who require more physical and mental stimulation. Dogs of all sizes are welcome. During pack walks, all dogs will maintain polite leash manners, exhibit proper social skills, continue basic obedience training commands such as sit, down, watch and here. Pack walks are a very relaxing exercise, providing safe and trusted socialization. We require a two-walk minimum per week. A fee of $15 will be added to each additional dog in the home.
Daycare is the go-to option for clients who work long hours, want their dogs socialized, or have their dogs crated while home alone or don't have access to a doggy door. Daycare dogs are picked up, included in the pack walks, and taken to daycare for play, rest, and food until drop-off time. Daycare services are provided to existing dog walking clients only.
All socialization is supervised. A fee of $20 will be added to each additional dog in the home.
"Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day" -John Grogan
If you're traveling out of town, even for one night, choose the safest option for your pet. Boarded dogs will participate in daily pack walks. The client will provide enough food for the duration of the dog's stay. Boarding location is equipped with central air and heat, fenced-in front and backyard, and a quiet and relaxing atmosphere inside the home. Overnight boarding is offered only to existing dog-walking and training clients. A fee of $25 will be added to each additional dog in the home.
ALL FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HANDLE THE DOG MUST BE PRESENT FOR TRAINING SESSIONS.